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Developmental Psychology

Compare and Contrast: Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning

Compare and contrast classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Use the Psychism Operant Conditioning information and your text to support your discussion. Find one Web site that also contributes to your understanding of the two types on conditioning. Explain why you think this particlar Web site will help strengthen your

Middle Childhood

From the following case identify the challenges that the student, family, or individual client may be experiencing. Identify any psychosocial conflicts that may be present and the transitions related to middle childhood that may be considered. Identify specific ways of helping the student, family, or individual client. Case S

Theories of Development - Piaget's Cognitive Theory

Cognitive Theory: Piaget's cognitive developmental theory approach stresses the growth of the ability to universalize or abstract as children grow. His theory deals only with children. It begins with the difference of the self from the environment (infancy), use of language to sort objects (2-7 years), the development of log

Early and Late Adolescence - Mental Health Counseling

For this discussion, you will be asked to observe someone who is in the early adolescence stage of development. To best simulate the experience of sitting with your client for the first time, the individual that you select to observe should be someone you are not acquainted with. This discussion activity requires you to only obs

Theories of Human Development

There exists a multitude of theories that help describe the process of human development. Categorically, this includes psychoanalytic theories, cognitive theories, behavioral and social cognitive theories, ethological theories, and ecological theories. 1) Choosing from the aforementioned theories above, briefly discuss the

Assumptions About Human Development

What assumptions do the three families of theories make about development? A theory's assumptions refers to its answers to three questions about development: 1. Active or passive - Is a person active in shaping her own environment, or is she a passive recipient of environmental influences? 2. Nature or nurture - Does the

Parenatal Development

Explain which factors influence prenatal development the most. Some are positive influences, while others are negative. Give at least 2 examples.

Developmental History: Late Adulthood

Review the developmental history of an individual. Cover the life of an individual from late adulthood. Late Adulthood Discuss the physical development of the selected individual during late adulthood. Were there any major health issues? Observable changes in weight, strength, and physical functioning? Were there issues o

Developmental History: Middle Adulthood

Review the developmental history of an individual. Cover the life of an individual from middle adulthood. Young Adulthood Discuss the physical development of the selected individual during young adulthood. Were there observable changes in growth, strength, and physical functioning? How did lifestyle impact health? Midd

Development History of a Young Adult

Review the developmental history of an individual. Cover the life of an individual from young adulthood. Key points for stage of life are provided below. Address each area noted below, demonstrate an understanding of the stages and developmental tasks of each age/stage. The use of proper terminology supported with examples f

Midlife Crisis Meaning

Middle adulthood marks the time period in which some adults face the fabled midlife crisis. What exactly is that though? Do you think you will go through one, or did you have one? Can it be avoided?

11 Developmental Psychology Questions

I need help with these questions" 1. Ricardo believes that, rather than progressing through a sequence of stages, mental processes gradually get more complex and efficient. Ricardo is most likely a proponent of ____________________. Piaget's theory Kohlberg's theory Information processing theory Erikson's theory

How group memberships influence stages of development are explored.

Humans have a tendency to create relationships and be part of groups. Groups can influence individual behaviors, values, and goals. Experiences within these groups, along with our individual experiences, prepare us for decision making and learning. Identify and describe at least three (3) groups that you are or have been in


Define death from medical, legal, and ethical perspectives. Also, describe how people in at least one other culture define/explain death.

Factors Influencing Student Achievement

Explain how specific cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic factors influence student achievement. Then propose strategies to address each of the negative influences so as to promote achievement.

Theories of Watson, Pavlov, and Skinner

Discuss the evolution of behavior on the contemporary theories of behavior and cognitive theory of Watson, Pavlov and Skinner. What has changed? What has remained the same? How are these theories used today?

Rites of Passage: Ethnic of Cultural Variations

Describe at least two unique rites of passage to adulthood on the basis of ethnic or cultural variations. Explain the concepts of pluralism and assimilation and describe how they affect the rites of passage of individuals.

Positive and Negative Punishment

Describe two situations that illustrate positive and negative punishment. You may describe a situation where you observed another person using or being punished. For both examples, describe the immediate and long term results of the punishment and respond to the following: a. Was the punishment in each case effective? Wh

Effects of Military Deployment on Children

Examine the effects of military deployment on child and adolescent development. For example, what are some of the factors (such as psychological factors) of parental deployment that could affect children or adolescents?

Compare Moral Reasoning Across Genders and Cultures

What is your definition of moral reasoning? Compare moral reasoning across genders. Explain cultural differences in moral reasoning in two cultures, with at least one being somewhere other than in North America.

History of Psychology

Discuss the history of psychology that you believe is critical in influencing the current practice of psychology.

Self, Identity, and Human Development

What are your thoughts about the importance of self and identity on human development? Also, describe to what extent you consider that identity development is influenced by environmental factors including family and culture. Finally, compare identity development in the context of two different cultures.